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Armed Forces Obtain Emergency Financial Powers To Fight Covid | India News


NEW DELHI: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday granted the 15 lakh armed forces special emergency financial powers to accelerate their ongoing efforts in the battle against the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Singh invoked “special provisions” to grant financial powers to training commanders throughout the country to establish and operate quarantine facilities and hospitals, as well as to carry out the procurement of equipment and warehouses, in addition to the provision of various services and work needed to support ongoing efforts against the pandemic.
Under the proxies, full powers have been granted to the Army, Navy and IAF deputy chiefs, the chief of the integrated defense staff, the commanding officers of the general officer and their equivalents. “Corps commanders / area commanders, in turn, have been delegated powers of up to 50 lakh rupees per case, while division / subarea commanders and their equivalents have been delegated powers of up to 20 lakh rupees. per case, ”said an official.
These powers have been initially transferred for a period of three months from May 1 to July 31. These are in addition to the emergency powers delegated to the armed forces doctors last week, ”he added.

Times of India